Non-figure merchandise - part 1
14 Aug 2010 22:54:34
Hello all! It has been a long time since I made my last post here.
Many things happened that required my attention (like my dog's death T_T) so I've been able to maintain my activity here only via comments.
Hope things will get better from now on.
On to the subject: We're all about figures here, but there is much more to collect in our small otaku world^^ Stickers, posters, jewelery, even anime-kitchenware.
In fact I've got lots of stuff like this in my collection.
And it's not for display only, but for actual use. This time I'll show you some of my anime-themed kitchenware. My primary source of this kind of merch is ANIMAXIS, great (thought a little pricey) shop of all kinds of anime-manga stuff.
The first one I've bought (about 5 years ago) is this One Piece Chopper man mug.
It is my favorite tea mug, great quality. For five years not a single fracture or chip. I also love its soft pink insides:
Then 2 children's plastic bento boxes.
One is Petit Eva-themed.
And other one is Gintama-themed
They have two sections: lover one for rice and upper one (with a lid) for meat or seafood or whatever. They also came with a band (on the first pic) to hold the bento-box together. I used to carry my lunch in it, but unfortunately the lid was not leakproof T_T, and the band soon strained so it won't hold the whole box together.
I also had a matching pair of Gintama "pencil" chopsticks:
They came in a neat box and looked funny:
But they turned out impractical, because plastic they are made of is rather slippery. It was really hard to grab food with them.
As you can see I love Gintama stuff. There are not too many figures of Gintama charas, but there are plenty of other Gintama-themed stuff. I was quite surprised to see Gintama wine glasses. I bought two of them.
They come in a neat cardboard box. On a glass there is a logo that says KINTAMA instead of Gintama (kintama actually means "balls"^__^) and on the other side there is an image of Gintoki with a phrase in Japanese. Unfortunately, I forgot the translation >_<
The last thing I wanted to show you tonight is a parfait glass with a long spoon. Of course it is also Gintama-themed. The main character of Gintama - Gintoki has a sweet tooth and especially loves parfait.
The glass bears an image of Gintoki in blue, with some other phrase in Japanese.